Landscape Design

Landscape Design

A Cultural and Architectural History

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
A history of landscape design ranges from antiquity to the present day, exploring the diverse ways in which humankind has shaped the landscape around them, from ancient Egyptian royal cemeteries to magnificent Renaissance gardens to modern-day earthworks, reflecting on how the landscape reflects social development and cultural values.

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Rogers, an author who is recognized for her work and leadership in revitalizing public parks and gardens, considers what the evolution of human interaction with the land reveals about the development of society, and how the resulting cities, parks, and gardens embody the values of the cultures that planned and built them. Beginning with prehistoric caves and stone circles and traveling through the centuries up to the most avant-garde gardens and earthworks of the present day, she discusses the landscapes in their historical and cultural contexts. Contains 633 illustrations, including 363 color plates. Oversize: 9x12. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
From Stonehenge to the royal gardens of Versailles, from the Nazca Lines of Peru to the Forbidden City of Beijing, from the great temple complexes of ancient Egypt to New York's Central Park, people throughout the world from the dawn of civilization have shaped the landscape around them. This book, a survey of the history of landscape design, considers what the evolution of human interaction with the land reveals about the development of society, and how the resulting cities, parks, and gardens embody the values of the cultures that planned and built them. Beginning with prehistoric caves and stone circles, and continuing through the cities and planned environments created by civilizations from ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome up to the most exciting avant-garde gardens and earthworks of the present day, author Elizabeth Barlow Rogers discusses these superb landscapes in their historical and cultural contexts.
Illustrated with hundreds of plans, drawings, and photographs, many made specifically for this book, Landscape Design: A Cultural and Architectural History will be an invaluable resource to scholars, architects, garden enthusiasts, and indeed to anyone who appreciates the place-making creations of both the great artists and the ordinary folk who have shaped the land.

Publisher: New York : Harry N. Abrams, 2001
ISBN: 9780810942530
0810942534
Branch Call Number: 712.09 R725L
Characteristics: 544 pages : illustrations (some color), plans ; 30 cm

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